New York: New Directions Books, 1948. First Edition - Limited Edition (as stated on slipcase). 8vo. 270 pp. Translated by Lloyd Alexander. Red cloth spine over black & white decorative paper covered boards; gilt lettering to spine; in publishers black slipcase with paper title label. Light fading to red spine else book is in fine condition; rear edge of slipcase split but holding, short splits at opening; age toning to front label. Item #20984
The Wall by Jean-Paul Sartre, a collection of short stories published in 1939 containing the eponymous story "The Wall", is considered one of the author's greatest existentialist works of fiction. Sartre dedicated the book to his companion Olga Kosakiewicz, a former student of Simone de Beauvoir. The other stories include: The Room; Erostratus; Intimacy; and The Childhood of a Leader.